Although her brother Michael Jackson died just five days ago, a brave Janet Jackson took the stage at the BET awards last night to thank fans for their love and support. As a photo of a young Michael and Janet flashed on the screen behind her, Janet explained to the audience, “My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful.”
It’s no secret that Joe Jackson is a big reason that his son Michael Jackson‘s childhood was so troubled. To say he was a disciplinarian would be putting it lightly, but it’s obvious even now that their relationship was unusual and Joe viewed his son as an entity and not so much as family. At the BET Awards last night, Joe made an appearance and spoke to CNN on the red carpet and it’s pretty safe to say Joe doesn’t mourn like most people. We take all of these quotes with a grain of salt because maybe he’s still in shock regarding Michael’s death, but there’s still something troubling about his responses in the interview.
When asked how he’s doing he says “I’m great! My family’s doing pretty good. . .Remember, we just lost the biggest star, superstar, in the world, it’s been tough.” Odd that he didn’t mention losing a son though. Later he had his attorney and another woman speak for him and then diverted conversation away from Michael and discussed a Blu-Ray venture with his business partner.
At the awards ceremony Janet Jackson showed some social grace at least, when she took the stage and made the following statement, “To you, Michael is an icon. To us, he is family. He will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love, thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much.”
Every time a couple of hotties get thrown together to shoot and promote a mega-movie, rumors start buzzing that the pair is bumping uglies. So it seems only logical that everyone’s whispering about Transformers stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Apparently, the pair has been spotted sharing intimate dinners together – one alone after the premiere of their new flick last Monday night, and again with pals at Nobu in NYC on Thursday.
“They definitely seemed into each other,” said a Big Apple spy, who caught the couple at the hip downtown sushi joint. Another nosy source told the NY Daily News that, while at a bash in L.A. last week, “Shia couldn’t keep his eyes off of Megan: He literally watched her like a hawk all night.”
We like this pair together – Shia’s a former bad boy who’s embraced sobriety, and the only thing hotter than Megan is her mouth, which blurts out crazy comments at least once a day. It’s weird, but they kinda work together! But is there really anything going on?
Although they have been grieving in private, Michael Jackson‘s family is planning a huge lavish funeral ceremony in honor of the late singer. The FABlife spoke exclusively to Michael’s brother Randy, who said, “The funeral will be very large.”
Although the date has not been announced yet, plans are underway for a glamorous affair so friends, family, and fans can celebrate the life of “The King of Pop.”
Michael’s family has been spending the weekend packing his belongings in the rented home in Holmby Hills, CA, where he was living before his death. “It’s a lot of work. We’re hanging in,” Randy told The FABlife. [Photo: Getty Images]
Um, are you OK, Mischa Barton? The one-time actress opened the annual Harrods sale in London this past weekend, but turned up looking more than a little off-color. Looking pale, unfocused, and — let’s be honest — really really tired, Mischa seemed miles away. Posing it up with a small puppy and Mohamed Al-Fayed is not really the dream assignment, either. Never mind, you can always chat it up about lesbian kissing scenes to raise your profile, too. Oh dear. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Cassie and Keri Hilson are both P.Y.T.s with edgy haircuts. Last night at the BET Awards, each newcomer took a fashion risk. Cassie rocked a barely-there black ensemble while Keri went all out bedazzled. Which questionable choice paid off?
In yet another sad story of a celebrity passing, TV pitchman Billy Mays died unexpectedly on Sunday morning at the age of 50. Mays was famous for shilling OxiClean and Orange Glo and yelling into the camera, but even though he was a consummate salesman, he managed to elevate himself out of infomercials and into reality TV with the program Pitchmen on the Discovery Channel earlier this year.
Mays’ wife found him early Sunday morning in their Florida home, unresponsive. On Saturday, Mays was involved in a rough landing on a flight from Philadelphia after his plane blew a tire. In a statement he gave to MyFox Tampa Bay on Saturday night, Mays said “All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head,” and he later Twittered “Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.” After the flight, he complained that he didn’t feel well but went to bed with no visible signs of injury.
TMZ is reporting now that Mays may not have been wearing a seat belt during the landing, but conclusive autopsy results will not be provided until this afternoon. [Photo: GettyImages]
Ooh, Britney Spears, you little tease. La Spears has prompted a flood of engagement rumors after stepping out in Hollywood wearing a massive sparkly ring on her wedding finger — and flashing it none-too-subtly at attendant paps. The next day, the ring was gone, but in its place was a new set of brunette highlights (we like). Nothing’s been confirmed, but from the fact that her hot, legitimately-employed agent boyfriend Jason Trawick was happy to trail after her around the shops for the whole weekend, we’d say all was going well on the relationship front. Ahhhh. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Update: Coroner’s office disputes The Sun‘s claims about Jackson’s body.
The sad revelations in the wake of Michael Jackson‘s death just keep coming. Now The Sun claims to have obtained the autopsy results on the singer, which lay bare just how thin and ill Jacko had been. His reported weight was only 112 pounds, with his body “riddled” with needle wounds and surgery scars.
Pathologists allegedly found his stomach “empty, apart from partially-dissolved pills” after claims he was only eating one small meal a day. The pop legend was also said to have been bald, with only “peach fuzz” covering his head. The shocking report lays bare just how far his physical decline had come, and further asks questions about those who surrounded the reclusive star. Jackson’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray has been questioned by police, but his lawyer states that he never administered the star Demerol or Oxycontin. [Photo: FilmMagic]